Lily Galili is a Haaretz correspondent, analyst on Israeli society and an expert on immigration from the former Soviet Union, and its political, cultural and social impact on Israeli society.
Galili joined Haaretz in 1982 as a media correspondent. During the first Lebanon war, when she was the first woman reporter to enter Lebanon, Galili gained vast experience in covering both military and civil protest groups, a field of expertise that reflects all changes in Israeli social and political development. Over the years. she has extensively covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with a focus on personal stories, and the Arab citizens of Israel.
Galili is a Nieman Fellow from Harvard and a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, with a Master's Degree in communicaton.
She is currently working on a book on the 20 years of mass immigration to Israel from the former Soviet Union.
Demolition of houses, land appropriation, transfer, military government, unilateral steps - the terms have become part of the Israeli lexicon, particularly with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute since 1967.
Female refuseniks have been part of the struggle from the start, and have the same ideology, but the army hurries to release them from service, while the young men go to jail.
Some 200 conscientious objectors and their supporters demonstrated at the Kissufim barricade near the Gaza Strip on Friday. The demonstrators, among them Sayeret Matkal members and air force pilots who had signed a letter refusing to take part in attacks on Palestinian civilians, called on the soldiers at the barrier to join their protest and support withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
Rejecting the claims about the intentional connection and the proximity in time between the inauguration of the Geneva initiative and his race for the leadership of Yahad, Yossi Beilin reveals for the first time that a year ago, he had offered the initiative to Amram Mitzna when he was running for prime minister, but Mitzna rejected the idea.